Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery to Feature Work of Rochester Photographer

August 11, 2022

This fall, the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery, located in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher University, will feature the work of Rochester photographer Quajay Donnell.

A photograph taken by Quajay Donnell.

The exhibit, “How I See It: The Photography of Quajay Donnell,” opens September 6 and will be on display through December 9. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Gallery, with an artist talk at 6:30.

Donnell is a photographer and writer whose most recent body of work focuses on street and public art. His work has been published in Departures Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Waterbury Observer, along with several Rochester-based publications, including CITY Newspaper, the Democrat and Chronicle, and 585 Magazine. He is a crew member and photographer for WALL\THERAPY, and staff photographer for Roc Paint Division. He is the recipient of the 2020 George Eastman Museum Award for the Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 30th Annual Members Exhibition, and his work was featured in the Memorial Art Gallery's 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.

Not just a Rochester-based photographer, Donnell is a true photographer of Rochester, capturing images of sculptures, murals, and other examples of public art throughout the city, and more. “How I See It” is Donnell’s first solo show; the displayed work is a representation of his journey documenting street and public art over the course of the last three years.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.